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Haunt Jaunts Passes on Weekly Spectre’s Paranormal Community Leadership Award

October was such a blur to me. While I thanked Dinell Holmes of Weekly Spectre for including Haunt Jaunts among those she bestowed a Paranormal Community Leadership Award on, I never got the chance to properly acknowledge the receipt of it.

I’d like to do that now.

Dinell, thank you so much for including HJ among those you gave this award to. I felt very honored to be regarded in the same league as the likes of Steve Fernino, Jason Stromming, Linda Moffitt, and PISCA, all of whom I admire and have nothing but the deepest respect for. They truly are leaders and are constantly setting good examples.

PASSING IT ON

You said there were no requirements for passing it on, but I have a couple of people I’d pass such an award on to:

  1. Mommy D of the Weekly Spectre. (Yes, you truly deserve this award passed right back to you! You are right there on the forefront of helping whenever you can and setting nothing but the best of examples.)
  2. Jessica Penot of Ghost Stories and Haunted Places. Her writing is beautiful and her passion for digging up ghost stories and telling the tale not only with her words but also her fantastic photography is inspiring.
  3. Javier Ortega of GhostTheory. He strives to root out the frauds and keep reports of paranormal activity on the up and up. He’s like the Snopes of the paranormal world. If I wonder if a story is legit I turn to him first to see what info he has. If it’s a phony, he’ll know about it!
  4. Aaron Sagers of ParanormalPopCulture.com. Aaron is the man covering the entertainment end of things. From movies to TV, he has his finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the paranormal pop culture realm. He has all kinds of connections and often is right there live in the action as some of the biggest, most popular investigations are happening. He’s simply brilliant in his coverage of the paranormal pop culture phenomenon.
  5. Steve and Angie of Ghost Eyes. I guess Steve is really the one behind Ghost Eyes, but you know what they say, “Behind every good man there’s a good woman.” Angie is Steve’s good woman helping him with investigations, many of which they coordinate and make available to the public to participate in. They care about quality of evidence and keeping up on the latest techniques and, above all, working with others (be that individuals or other teams).
  6. Brooke, Chris and Brian of SACRED! and Chris of Believers. I’m grouping these two together because they are both ghost hunting shows and both have been in integral to helping me understand things from their end of the spectrum. While they have different approaches to presenting their investigations, they share something very similar in common, something I alluded to when I talked about Ghost Eyes: cooperation and integrity of evidence.  They want to work with others to find the truth, yet they also want to help those experiencing unexplained phenomenon understand what’s really happening. They are fantastic examples of what paranormal investigators really look like and what wannabes should aspire to be like.

Dinelle, thanks again for bestowing the award on me. As you said in your post, you chose the people you did because they made an impression on you and struck you as genuinely nice and caring people. I’m borrowing that. It’s the root of why I chose all the people I did too.

To those I passed the Paranormal Community Leadership Award on to: Thank you for the support, guidance, kindness and friendship you’ve extended to me.

Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her on a tennis court somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
http://www.courtneymroch.com

26 thoughts on “Haunt Jaunts Passes on Weekly Spectre’s Paranormal Community Leadership Award

  1. Courtney…
    Thanks to you as well! Both you and Dinell have been good friends to the PRG and to me personally in the online para-community and I am honored to call both of you friends. I too was honored to be included in that list! VERY HONORED!

    And while I don’t know everyone you listed above, I am going to make a point to get to know them! But I agree 1000% that Dinell deserves this award!!!! She is definitely a community leader in my book. And Steve & Angie from Ghost Eyes definitely belong on that list as well…

  2. Steve, anyone who forgives me for misspelling their Twitter name repeatedly is the kind of friend I’d like to have! I was happy to see your name on Dinell’s list for that reason alone! LOL

  3. Thanks so much Courtney! I’m honored. I was sad to hear Dinell was giving up her blog. She’s such a great blogger. I was sad to see all her horrible, creepy little dolls for sale too. Thanks for including me in this.

  4. Welcome! I absoluely adore your blog. Great writing and you know how I feel about your pictures. Just love them! I, too, feel/felt the same way upon learning about Dinell. I was tempted to buy her dolls but my husband said, “Absolutely not! Who knows what kind of new bad behavior that’ll encourage in our pets.” (Mr. Meow’s having some issues lately…) Anyway…you’re welcome. Well deserved!

  5. HOPE YOU CAN COME TO SEE THE ALL NEW CREEPYWORLD. IN 2011? WHEN HAVE TIME TO COME IN TO ST.LOUIS MO. CREEPYWORLD OPENS IN SEPTEMBER 2011.MAYBE YOUR FREIND CAN TAKE YOU TO CREEPYWORLD? SILOX IS #1 HAUNTED HOUSE IN ST.LOUIS. DID YOU SEE THE NEW HARRYPOTTER MOVIE THIS PAST WEEKEND? THIS SUMMER HARRYPOTTER PART 2 ITHNK IT IS IN 3D?

  6. I’ll see about checking out Creepyworld. I didn’t get a chance to see the new Harry Potter movie. I wanted to but my hub is not a fan so I couldn’t talk him into it. Maybe this weekend…Did you get to see it tho? Was it good?

  7. NO IDID NOT GETSEE IT ETHER. IHAERD IT MADE ALOT OF MONEY THIS PAST WEEKEND.IT WAS #1 AT THE BOXOFFICE. I HAERD IT IS GOING TO TOP STARWARS. STARWARS WAS A GOOD MOVIE BACK IN THE 70S AND 80S. ISAW THE FRIST HARRY POTTER MOVIE IT WAS GOOD MOVIE. IWORK AT A MOVIE THEATER. CALLED RONNIES 20 CINE. WITH IMAX THEATER. THE MANAGER SAID IT WAS GOOD.

  8. I heard that too. I think I might get to see it this Sunday. And how cool you work at a theater! I always thought that’d be a neat job. I had some friends in high school who worked at a little one by our house. They seemed to have a lot of fun. Plus, they got to see a bunch of movie for free!

  9. IAM COUTNING THE DAYS FOR NARNIA 3D !!!!!!! IAM LOOKING FORWORD TO SEE IT. IN DECEMBER 10TH ITHINK IT COMES OUT THAT DAY?.IBEN WORKING AT THE MOVIE THATER FOR 10 YEARS. AND I WORK AT CREEPYWORLD FOR 10 YEARS ALSO. IT USE TO BE FUN WORKING AT A HAUNTED HOUSE. SCREING PEPOLE. UN TILE THE OWNERS STARTING TO SAY STUF TO ME. LIKE IWAS EATING. IWAS NOT. IWAS THE BEST WORKER THER. I SHOW UP ON TIME. I HAD TO LIVE THE ACTING JOB.THIS YEAR.ITHINK THAT MAKING LOT OFMONEY WENT TO THE OWNERS HAED.AND NOT THNANK ING ME FOR MAKEING HIS HAUNTED HOUSE #1 IN FENTON,MO. IN THE PAST.

  10. IT IS MORE FUN WORKING AT A MOVIE THEATER. YOU SEE LOT OF PEPOLE THER DERING THE HOLIDAYS.IAM A USHER AT RONNIES 20 CINE. I TORE ALOT OF TICKETS TODAY. IT WILL BE THE SAME ON THRUSDAY THANKSGIVING DAY.IT IS GOING TO BE A MAD HOUSE AT RONNIES 20.FRIDAY IS GOING TO BE THE SAMETHING.LOT OF PEPOLE. IGO TO WORK AT 9 AM ON THANKS GIVING DAY. ON FRIDAY I GO TO WORK AT 8AM. IT IS GOING TO BE THE SAMETHING ON CHRISTMAS.LOT OF PEPOLE.WITH NARNIA 3D AND TRON 3D.

  11. IT ISREALY COLD HEAR IN ST.LOUIS , MO. IT SNOWED LITTLE BIT. IS IT COLD WHER YOU LIVE ? HOPE YOU CAN SEE HARRY POTTER THIS WEEKEND.

  12. I bet it gets nuts! We usually go see a movie on Thanksgiving but we didn’t yesterday. I had to put one of my cats in the hospital Wed and was waiting around to see if the vet would call with an update. Plus, I didn’t really feel like going out. Hope it wasn’t too crazy for you but that you still had a nice time.

  13. IHAVE 2 SITERS . ONE HAD A PARANORMAL HAPPING TO HER. ONE WAS IN OHIO. IN A RENTAL HOUSE. WHER SHE HARD FOOTSTEPS COMEING DOWN STARS IN THE BASEMENT.SOUND LIKE BOOTS. NO ONE WAS THER. IT WAS JUST MY SITER AND HER 3 BOYS WHO HAERD IT TOO.AND SHE HAD ONE HAER AT MY HOUSE. WHEN SHE WAS WALKING UP STERS FROM THE BASEMENT . SHE FELT A HAND PUSHING HER HAED BACK, ALMOST FELL DWON THE BASEMENT. BUT DID NOT FALL. IAM SCARED THAT SOMETHING IS GOING TO HAPPING TO HER.WIHT PARANORMAL HAPPINGS.

  14. MY SITER TOLD ME . WHEN SHE LIVED IN OHIO. SHE WAS AT A LIBRARY. SHE HEARD A VOICE .THIS WAS OUTSIDE OF THE LIBRARY.SHE SAW AN OLD WOMAN. THEN MY SISTER SAY WHEN SHE TRUN A ROUND TO SEE IF THE OLD WOMAN WAS STILL THER. THE OLD WOMAN WAS NOT THER ON THE LIABRARY STEEPS. I THINK MY SISTER SAW A GHOST?

  15. IHAVE TO CALL MY SISTER UP. TO FIND OUT THE NAME OF THE LIBARY.AND THE CITY.IAM GOING TO CALL MY SISTER TO DAY.AND LET YOU KNOW SOME TIME TO NIGHT.

  16. icalled my sister lastnight.hear i t is LIMA IS THE CITY OF OHIO. LIMA PUBLIC LIBARY. WHER MY SISTER HARED THE OLD WOMAN VOICE. MY SISTER TURN A ROUND . AND NO ONE WAS THER.I DONT KNOW IF IT WAS A GHOST. SAYING SOMETHING TO MY SISTER?. .

  17. YOU ARE WELLCOME. HOPE YOU FINE INFO. IF ITS EVAL FROM HELL.? OR A GHOST TRAYING TO GET A TION FROM MY SISTER.?

  18. MY SISTER WAS LIVING WITH THIS GUY WHO WAS DRINKING BEER ALL THE TIME. BEING MEAN TO HER AND THE 3 BOYS.HE MIGHT BROUHT IN EVIAL SPRITS THER. SHE IS NO LONGER LIVEING WITH THIS GUY ANY MORE. SHE IS LIVEING IN NERBRASKA. IMIGHT BE SPELLING IT WORNG.? THE EVAL SPRITS MIGHT HAVE FALOW HER FROM OHIO TO ST.LOUIS,MO. ? THAT WAS IN JULY.WHEN SHE HAD A PARANORMAL HAPPING. THE ONE IN OHIO I DO NOT KNOW IF IT WAS A GHOST?OR A EVIAL SPRIT. OF A OLD WOMAN.? SAYING SOMETHING TO HER.?

  19. YESTERDAY WAS CAN FOOD DRIVE. AT RONNIES 20 CINE. IT WAS LOT OF PEPOLE COME TO SEE FREE MOVIES WITH CAN GOODS.IT WAS A MAD HOUSE.

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